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Letter from Publisher

Reflecting on the past year, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for two major blessings: all the wonderful people whose paths I’ve crossed, both old and new friends; and the gifts of lessons learned through recent experiences.

Now I am sitting embracing my power for designing this coming year by weaving cherished goals and resolutions into each step forward. It dawns on me how simple the concept and how important the act. Absent clear goals we tend to wander about, and then wonder what’s happening with our life. With a clear direction before us, we’re better equipped to take the next step.

I’m currently working to define what I’d like to change and achieve in the coming months and expect you are likely in a similar mode. My list is long, but I have a strategy to take me forward and am excited by the notion of figuring out the tactics required. May we all be continually open and mindful of the adventures this next year offers.

This issue is full of helpful information to guide us in nurturing both body and mind.  It reminds me of Louise Hay’s inspiring insights on the opportunity to love oneself into ageless health that she shared in a previous issue.

Local expert, Elaine Pendergrast, director of The Breema Center, has also contributed a thought-provoking article, Where There Is Harmony, There Is Health, in which she suggests, “To become present, Breema asks the wandering mind to instead do a simple job: Be with the activity of the body.”  It’s a good first step for anyone trying to make or strengthen the all-important mind-body connection.

I’ve been blessed to participate in many nurturing events this past year, many of which continue to drive home the means we have to take charge of our path and redesign what’s to come. My wish for every one of us is that we find the path that calls us and that feels right every step of the way.

When distractions would  tempt us from our path, remember the wise words of Helen M. Luke, from her poem, Important,  “We hurry through the so-called boring things in order to attend to that which we deem more important, interesting. Perhaps the final freedom will be a recognition that everything in every moment is ‘essential’ and that nothing at all is ‘important’.”

All the best to you and yours,

Celeste Signature

Celeste Souza, Publisher

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